Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Comet SWAN enters SOHO Lasco C3 (and a solar storm)
It's reasonably bright and beautifully formed. It is heading straight in for the Sun, and may turn up in the C2 imager tomorrow. I'll also have a look at the STEREO C2 beacon images, but they are pretty low resolution.
Tomorrow the high resolution STEREO images from H1B should be available. I suppose I also should try estimating magnitudes and such.
(UPDATE: Comet Al has made a great animation from H1B on the 11th here)
I made another animation, you can see the comet fly into the solar storm produced by the recent M7.9 flare.